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Human corneal endothelial cells (HCECs) form a monolayer covering the inner side of the cornea. Since HCECs have lower mitotic activity after birth, damage or disease of HCECs will lead to failure of cellular pump functions and inevitably to corneal stroma oedema and loss of vision. Ex vivo cultured HCEC transplantation is the most promising therapy used to(More)
Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is a serious complication of long-standing diabetes mellitus. It affects about 25% of all patients with diabetes mellitus and causes a significant decrease in the quality of life. Despite many years of research, the exact pathway that leads to the development and progression of DR is not clear. Recent studies suggest that(More)
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